The Dallas Association of Young Lawyers and the Dallas Women Lawyers Association are excited to begin their fifth year of Mentoring Circles, a program that seeks to facilitate the connection between established female lawyers and their younger counterparts through mentorship. The Mentoring Circles program aims to integrate the women of the Dallas legal community through mentoring, teaching, and fellowship, centering on the development, advancement, and retention of female lawyers.
All participants will be divided into Mentoring Circles made up of ten to twelve female lawyers in different stages of their careers. The events will provide insight and advice on a variety of topics including business development and career advancement, as well as provide an environment that fosters the development of mentorship relationships. Mentoring Circles will have the opportunity to attend eight events a year; four small group, roundtable discussions and four speaker events.
Mentees must be licensed attorneys who are 36 or younger as of January 1, 2020 (or licensed five years or less) and must be a DAYL member, and should consider joining DWLA. To join DAYL, click here. To join DWLA, click here.
Mentoring Circles will meet at 12:00 p.m. at the Belo Mansion on the following dates:
February 19, 2020
March, 2020 (date and time will be announced)
April 22, 2020
May, 2020 (date and time will be announced)
July 15, 2020
August, 2020 (date and time will be announced)
September 16, 2020
November 4, 2020
Please go ahead and save these dates on your calendar!
To apply for the program, please complete the information below. Direct questions to Monica Smith.
If you have been practicing for five years or more and would like to be a Mentor, please email Chelsea Hilliard or Mey Ly-Ortiz. Note: you can still be a mentee if you have practiced for more than five years!